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(CNN) – With two passenger plane crashes in just one week, what can be learned from these horrific events? Do they have anything in common?
CNN's Tom Foreman walks us through these two crashes, and the circumstances surrounding them.
(CNN) – They are the innocent victims of a civil war. Now, the passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are also at risk of becoming posthumous victims of identity fraud.
CNN's Cristina Alesci reports.
(CNN) – At least 16 people were killed and many more were wounded when a U.N. shelter in northern Gaza was hit during Thursday's fighting, officials said.
"What is clear is that our schools, our facilities of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, UNRA, are clearly marked. We've given out the coordinates for those schools," said Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for the U.N. Secretary General.
(CNN) – A day before the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the United States expanded sanctions against Russia, targeting two banks, two energy companies, Ukraine separatists and defense companies.
But in the wake of the downing of Flight 17, and the U.S. now saying it has proof that Russia is firing into Ukraine, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-New Hampshire, is calling on Europe to do more.
"It is time for Europe to step up," Ayotte said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."